Re: Searching for Help

From: Richard Hagen (
Thu May 11 18:46:14 2000

My wife had it used on the last surgery. If it worked at all, it did a little.


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From: "Ron Preiss" <> To: "Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS" <> Sent: Thursday, May 11, 2000 1:59 PM Subject: Re: Searching for Help

> Bob,
> Have you heard of a product called Seprafilm? It's a bioresorbable
> membrane that has been clinically proven to reduce adhesions. It's
> primarily used by colorectal surgeons (because they see the benefits of
> using it more than any other surgeons--and the clinical champions are
> trying to get general and obgyn surgeons to be aware of the products'
> efficacy).
> It's definitely something worth asking a doctor about, and doing further
> research on. It's made by a company called Genzyme.
> I just started working for a company that is an innovation institute for
> a major consortium of hospitals in the US. My background is US Naval
> Officer (not healthcare!)--and my mother-in-law suffered severe pain
> from postoperative adhesions several years ago. Of course, her doc told
> her it was not unusual. Anyway, I am learning more and more about
> Seprafilm as it is an innovation that has demonstrated efficacy in the
> reduction of adhesions. If your wife receives further surgical
> treatment, Seprafilm might be a consideration.
> I have no commercial interest whatsoever, but I will say this, if I have
> any abdominal surgery, I will ensure the surgeon uses the stuff on me.
> --
> Ron Preiss, Austin, TX

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